Sega and Paramount have made a Sonic The Hedgehog spin-off television series called Knuckles, here’s the trailer.
Sonic The Hedgehog is among the top selling video game franchises of all time. Launching on the Sega Mega Drive in 1991, the blue Hedgehog with super speed has graced countless video games, and after a failed attempt to make an animated film in the 1990s, he finally made a very successful leap to the big screen in 2020. Voiced by Ben Schwartz, it saw him go up against his arch nemesis Dr. Robotnik, played with maniacal relish by Jim Carrey. After being teased at the end of the first film, the 2022 sequel introduced Tails and Knuckles, voiced by Colleen O’Shaughnessey and Idris Elba.
News landed recently that the third film will see Carrey reprise his role, despite his previous assertion that he was retiring, with Krysten Ritter, Alyla Browne, James Wolk, Sofia Pernas, Cristo Fernandez and Jorma Taccone joining the cast.
Elba is also reprising his role in Knuckles, a spin-off series which will stream on Paramount+.
The synopsis reads as follows:
Taking place between the events of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2022) and Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (2024), the six-episode streaming series follows Knuckles the Echidna (voiced by Idris Elba) as he trains deputy sheriff Wade Whipple in the ways of the Echidna warrior.
Elba stars alongside Adam Pally as Wade, Cary Elwes as “Pistol” Pete Whipple, Edi Patterson, Julian Barratt, Scott Mescudi, Ellie Taylor, Rory McCann, and Tika Sumpter as Knuckles’ adoptive mother.
Knuckles features episodes directed by Jeff Fowler, who helmed the two feature films, Carol Banker, Brandon Trost, Ged Wright and Jorma Taccone. The scripts were written by John Whittington, Brian Schacter, and James Madejski.
Knuckles will stream on Paramount+ in the UK from 27th April.
Watch the trailer below…